Friday, February 21, 2014

Hello Friend!

For this card, I chose one of my favorite images from
Saturated Canary
along with the adorable papers from
DCWV!
("Sunday Afternoon" Stack)
 
 
has a challenge going on as of February 28th and
we want you to join in!
You could win some prizes, too!
Just include some
"BLING"
on your project!
 

 
She even has glitter on her pom-pom socks!
And if you're looking for a great card template and
another chance to win,
go to DCWV Diary and
enter that card sketch challenge!  They also have a terrific layout sketch if you're more inclined to make a page!
 
So, here are two great ways to win some goodies!
Thanks for looking at my project today, and please, leave a comment so I know you were here!
~Jan~


Friday, February 14, 2014

Paper Piecing for SFTW!

When I stamp, I often forget that paper piecing can really add so much texture and color to your image. And, I'm not always in the mood to color that day!
 
 
For the challenge this week at
we are highlighting "FLOWERS!"
 
I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot of flowers and Valentine's on the girls' projects,
so I  limited the stamped and paper flowers and went with a flower garden theme.
 

 
The image is one from "Sparkle Creations" that I've had for quite some time.
Even though Sparkle, the owner, has closed shop for now, due to have a baby sometime this summer,
I wanted to create a card showcasing the way pattern paper piecing can add so much
to a simple image.
Also, the twine and tiny rhinestone earring make her so adorable!
So, don't forget to get out those tiny scissors and create!
 
Enter your own project at
and win a great prize (sponsor is a surprise!)
 
I would love to know you were here, so please leave a comment!
We get so many wonderful entries, but I'd like to know who's out there reading this!
 
Have a great Valentine's weekend!
~Jan~
 
 


Monday, February 10, 2014

DCWV February Card Challenge

Wow, It's February already and almost Valentine's Day!
The holidays went by so quickly and now we're on the uphill swing towards Spring!
 
And, as always, I love to play along with Die Cuts With A View's
 
February's Card Sketch
 
Here's my take:
 
 
 Without the use of any stamps or coloring,
I made this card using only DCWV papers and part of a simple little
rhinestone headband I found at my Dollar Store!

 
I LOVE the look of the paper from all of these stacks:
Immortal Love
Midnight Spell
and
Foiled Cardstock!
 
The rhinestones really sparkle and add to the glamour of the card!
I never stop in my local Dollar Store without checking out ALL the possibilities!
 
Hope you enjoyed seeing how simple a card can be, especially with the
right sketch to get you started!
 
And, because this is a very special time of the year, this will be entered in the challenges at:
Sunshine Mail (Anything with a heart)


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day...

from the little mice's, meeses, mice...whatever...
at the Garber household!
 
 
At Christmas time, one of these little guys was caught in a jar!
 
 
But since then, they have been running amuck in my house!
Stampendous' House Mouse's and Happy Hoppers are everywhere!
 
Now they have taken over my front entrance on my Valentine wreath!
 

Greeting all who come to my door with a friendly
"Happy Valentine's Day!"
 

 
Peeking out from behind roses and the bow,
and making sure everything is arranged just so!
 

 
My UPS delivery guy was chuckling when I opened the door!
He commented how much his young daughter would enjoy these sneaky little fellas!
I can't wait for my own grandson to see it!
 
I am entering these seven little cuties in the challenge at the
"Show some Love",
"Love Letters",
"Love is in the Air"
and
"Anything with a heart"
challenges.
 
As a design team member, I will also be posting this on the blog for
"Stampin' for the Weekend" as it incorporates the
"Flowers"
theme for the week of the 14th!
They are also having a great prize challenge!
Who doesn't want more flowers this holiday? 
 
(I used a clearanced $1.20 green pine wreath from Christmas, shaped it into a heart, and spray painted it white.
The rest was easy with  my Copics and some very
patient fussy-cutting!)
 
Give a BIG hug to someone you love!
~Jan~